Even if producer expectations were higher for Toy Story 4’s US debut (over 140 million dollars), the animation still managed to take it ahead of the other titles in the series with the $ 118 million won (according to data released by boxofficemojo.com).
Toy Story 4 has thus secured the best franchise debut with first place in the American box office this weekend. International, added 120 million dollars, for a total of 238 million.
Acclaimed by critics and the audience, the film seems to have guaranteed a successful evolution. His main box office opponent will be The Lion King – released on July 19th – but it does provide Pixar animation with enough time on the big screen. Toy Story is ranked fourth in the top-of-the-line animations of all time, after Incredibles 2 (182 million), Finding Dory (135 million), and Shrek the Third (121 million dollars).